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Food and chemicals as environmental incitants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2674788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Susceptibility to environmental incitants such as air, food and water components is becoming an increasingly recognized health problem. These sensitivities and reactions can induce a spectrum of symptoms affecting smooth muscle, mucous membranes and collagen in the respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and vascular systems. These reactions may be mistaken for hypochondriasis, but actually are due to reactions to foods and chemicals found in the patient's home and work environments. Careful clinical histories should alert the nurse and physician, who can confirm suspicions by eliminating and challenging the patient with potentially offending agents under controlled circumstances.
W J Rea; G H Ross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nurse practitioner     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0361-1817     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  1989 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-26     Completed Date:  1989-10-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603663     Medline TA:  Nurse Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-8, 28, 30 passim     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Environmental Health Center, Dallas, Texas.
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MeSH Terms
Environment, Controlled
Environmental Exposure
Environmental Pollutants / adverse effects*
Food Hypersensitivity* / diet therapy
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants
Comment In:
Nurse Pract. 1990 Feb;15(2):7, 10   [PMID:  2308713 ]
Nurse Pract. 1989 Dec;14(12):8-9   [PMID:  2601906 ]

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